The fashion industry got together last night at the stylish and rather awe inspiring St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, to celebrate the career of Hilary Alexander.
Who’s she some of you are asking? Well in the world of fashion she’s up there, at the top as one of the world’s most respected fashion journalist. For many years she’s been Fashion Director at the Telegraph newspaper. She’s also a stylist and she’s won many awards. The British Fashion Council and the Telegraph held a humble gathering for the colourful and always smiling Hilary. A woman that tweets more than even Anna Wintour does. Sadly Anna couldn’t make it but a few other people in the fashion world showed up.
See if you can spot them in the humble pics I shot on my near to death camera. I wrestled with it and in Photoshop until 3AM. Slept 2 hours and started again. You all know I so need a new camera. Sorry about that folks. It will happen and I can only apologise until then.
Head of the British Fashion Council, Harold Tillman
Hilary Alexander with Harold Tillman of the BFC
The incredibly tall fashion model Lily Cole in a Roland Mouret dress with Chanel heels. I've always been fascinated with her amazing heel arch. I remember her when she first hit the catwalk back in 2004 when she was named Model of The Year. I saw this young woman that reminded me of a Blythe doll with her round face and vivid red hair. She was curvy, womanly even though in her teens. Now she's the regular form of a model. Tall, slim but what a presence. Sorry my pic is blurred but my camera packed up as she posed. When it stop embarrassing me in front of the stunning woman, I managed to get a shot or two as she moved away.
Fashion designers Roland Mouret and Matthew Williamson
pose for a picture.
Suzy Menkes, head fashion reporter and Editor for the
Herald Tribune and very special friend of Hilary's
Sir Philip Green with daughter Chloe.
Note the Fendi B belt and the YSL sandals.
Her fashionista dues paid in electric blue.
A few more of the arrival details.Had to get these to you.
OK it's Footage time.
A guests Prada Fall/winter 2010 Kitten heel shoes.
Poppy bow shoes by Isabel Marant
Shoes by Gwen Stefani
Leopard print shoes by Mulberry with red jeans.
Not even in the shops yet are these wild things
standing proud in her Peter Pilotto dress and
Proenza Schouler sandals
Letts step back inside a while
Hilary Alexander with Sir Philip Green with daughter Chloe
Hilary Alexander with Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler
World renowned catwalk specialist fashion photographer
Chris Moore has a few words with Vivienne Westwood
Suzy Menkes and Vivienne Westwood
Party at night, Milliners delight. The world’s top milliners
Hilary Alexander and Suzy Menkes
Stunning model Yasmin Le Bon
Hliary Alexander will leave the Telegraph at the end of this month
but she will still be looking after their very successful fashion
blog as well as freelancing. I'm sure well see quote and coments
from around the globe from this well respected and fun woman of fashion